To be truthful, I never stated his feedback was invalid. I'm being realistic.
Actually, you're being argumentative. When folks, with more experience and credentials, are trying to help steer you in the right direction(s) that worked for them and are only meant with rebuttals it feels (and seems) like you're just dismissing that advice. I've seen several folks I admire and respect, who are making good music, reach out to you with ideas and suggestions - only to have you rebuke those tips. And that's really too bad.
You asked what is the difference my music and other music using virtual instruments? Mainly the samples. Those other songs using virtual instruments have more realistic samples.
Sorry but you're wrong. And for you to make this comment shows that, despite repeatedly trying to explain and give you ideas for how your productions are lacking, you're just not getting it.
Without something like Hollywood Strings or LASS; I'll almost always get "This or that sounds fake".
Sorry to bust your bubble but I have LASS and Hollywood Strings and they can sound extremely fake without the right production.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse with this discussion, honestly. I've made many various suggestions to you over the many different threads in the forum. I do appreciate you trying EWQLSO but truly feel you haven't really dug deep enough into the program.
Here's a suite of symphonic works I made using EWQLSO as my main sound palette. Not saying it's perfect. In fact, listening again four years later, I can hear tons of production things I wish I would've done differently. Done better. But the music can be impactful. I've been told as much by many folks. Not trying to toot my own horn (pun intended) but my point is we've shown you many times how less-than-realistic sample libraries can still produce great sounding, impactful music.
I do wish you the best but am getting frustrated that you don't receive feedback better, honestly. I've said my bit and will leave it at that.
I'm not being argumentative. I just simply won't reply to feedback. The one giving feedback is always right and I'm always wrong. So I simply won't bother replying to feedback I don't 100% agree with or I'll be accused of being "argumentative".
LASS can sound fake. But since it most likely responds to CC11 realistically, has more realistic legato and has more articulations; it probably won't.
I listened to your suite. The songs do sound good; but I don't hear any super realistic string melodies.
But we're getting nowhere with this. When I say using CC11 doesn't sound realistic and you just tell me I'm wrong, that is not helpful. Nor is telling me that I'm wrong when I say the velocities have drastically different volumes helpful. Both of those things are true.
Rather than telling me I'm wrong, what would be more helpful is telling me how to make CC11 sound realistic.
At the end of the day it comes down to "will this feedback help me improve" and none of this feedback has really helped me improve.
At the end of the day, the guy giving feedback is always right and I'm always wrong. Rather than help me; this conversation has been reduced to I'm right and you're wrong.So continuing this discussion isn't going to help anyone.